Many of the evangelical leaders - ones I love and respect - are painting borders. Putting up fences. To them, it's their job to assess me. I'm either in or out, from their perspective. If I believe one way or have this or that problem, I'm either welcome or not. Sounds like a "clique" at least. "Cult" is a tough term to swallow. But a big chunk of evangelical christendom totters on the brink of apostasy. Sounds like Pharisees are taking over, doesn't it?
Addicts may never "get well." That doesn't mean I have permission from God to treat them poorly.
"In secular history the Cross is an infinitesimally small thing, but from the biblical perspective it is of more importance than all the empires of the world. " Oswald Chambers
"The church loses its voice and authority when it holds same-sex-attracted people to a higher standard than others; fidelity to the gospel includes us all. We cannot ignore adultery or limply justify divorce and remarriage and cohabitation while condemning homosexuality; the Bible contains strong moral judgments on all of them." Emily Hallock.
Here's the setup on this discussion: Those of us who authentically walk "The Way" of Christ carry burdens for those the church tends to abandon as "lost sheep." "Failed believers." We often cross paths with messy people who either don't feel welcome at church, or have been formally dis-fellowshipped. Most often they've experienced some warped … Continue reading Know Someone that Seems Hopeless?
Pharisees will teach you that you have to take action. God teaches that we wait for the Spirit.
https://www.thebereancall.org/content/psychology-and-evangelical-church-0 We want to offer mostly unqualified agreement with the two-part discussion published in the newsletter: "Psychology and Psychotherapy parts 1 & 2." Published in the January and February editions of the Berean Call Newsletter. We wrote: "However, I was surprised (pardon me if I missed it) that you omitted the Biblical basis for Christian … Continue reading The Berean Call on “Psychology and Psychoanalysis”